Christopher Fraser: Say it!
Christopher Fraser: Will the Secretary of State finally accept that the Government have failed people in rural areas in terms of fuel poverty? In such areas, there is not a choice of suppliers and the use of a car is a necessity, not a luxury.
Christopher Fraser: Mr. Bill Cash would like to make a contribution. I have cleared it with the Minister, if you are happy, Mr. Letwin.
Christopher Fraser: Order. I remind the House that the debate is not about voting systems but the effectiveness of the House of Commons.
Christopher Fraser: I remind the hon. Gentleman that we are talking about the effectiveness of the House of Commons, not its efficiency. Perhaps he will bear that in mind as he continues his speech.
Christopher Fraser: Order. I have given the hon. Gentleman great latitude in the issues that he is discussing because this is his valedictory, but he is trespassing slightly on my generosity, and other people want to contribute to the debate. May I ask him to remember the title of the debate in his final comments?
Christopher Fraser: I would like to start the winding-up speeches at about half-past 10, and at least two Members want to contribute.
Christopher Fraser: Further to the question by my hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch (Mr. Chope), does the Minister agree that NATO should be the cornerstone of European defence?
Christopher Fraser: What steps he is taking to reduce parallel exports of medicines.
Christopher Fraser: What estimate has been made of the amount of potential research and development money that is lost to British firms as a result of parallel trading?
Christopher Fraser: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Christopher Fraser: Does the right hon. Gentleman accept that long-term unemployment has gone up, as has youth unemployment?
Christopher Fraser: It is a great pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Ludlow (Mr. Dunne), who is an assiduous scrutineer of Government policy. More needs to be done to help the millions of families throughout the country. Under this Government, the gap between rich and poor has increased, and social mobility has decreased. Never before have so many young people faced what can only be described as a...
Christopher Fraser: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Christopher Fraser: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it is a sad indictment of the Liberal Democrats' policy on the economy that absolutely no Back Bencher from his party-or any other Front Bencher, come to think of it-has chosen to join him in the debate?
Christopher Fraser: Could the right hon. Lady explain why long-term unemployment is still rising and is at its highest level since 1997? The latest figures show that the employment level has fallen and is at its lowest for 14 years.
Christopher Fraser: The Leader of the House will be aware that I have been championing in the House, for many years, the cause of men's health and, in particular, prostate cancer care. I was assured in 1998 that the Government were committed to seeking to provide equal access to high-quality services in this area. Does she agree that the Government have failed to deliver on this and that the opportunity has been...
Christopher Fraser: According to the Food and Drink Federation, this sector is the only manufacturing sector to record an increase in production throughout January 2010. What lessons will the Minister take from that?
Christopher Fraser: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Environment Agency has not introduced its General Binding Rules in England and Wales to prevent the abuse of the drainage system from non-agricultural, commercial and domestic industries in accordance with its original timetable.
Christopher Fraser: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) value added tax, (b) corporation tax and (c) income tax revenue foregone as a result of illegal car washing operations in each of the last three years.